Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA as a result of the meeting between a New York stockbroker and an Akron surgeon who were both hopeless alcoholics. They realized that alcoholism was a disease that could be treated by a system of applying spiritual values to daily living. Both men began working …∞
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Many people in early recovery from alcoholism, addiction and codependency struggle with some of the paradoxes of spiritual change. Some of the more profound ones are; Admit to being frightened, and your courage will grow. Admit to not knowing, and you will learn. Admit your weaknesses, and you’ll become stronger. Admit your mistakes, and you’ll …∞
“Once I accept things as they are I can create things as they might be.” – Mike O. Nothing so ties us to the past as regret. Think about it. It is almost impossible to venture forth while facing backward. But today’s reality is what we must accept and work with. What was is gone. …∞
Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women With candor and compassion, Stephanie Covington reminds us that recovery is about living life fully and completely and sexual recovery is integral to the fullness of your life. With comprehensive scope and individual focus, she addresses the following questions: How is women’s sexuality shaped by a male-based …∞
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Without discipline, there’s no life at all. –Katharine Hepburn Procrastination is habitual. It’s perhaps a habit we’ve struggled with over the years, and not one that can be willed away. It eats at us, no doubt. How many times have we gone to bed at night depressed, discouraged, and angry with ourselves for not finishing …∞
Spirituality means that we know we are more than just the physical self. We have an energy or spirit attached to us. In some religious circles our spirit is referred to as the soul and is immortal and that the spirit was created by some divine maker or creator. On the other hand, spirituality to …∞
Everyday people in recovery often turn to support groups or an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) sponsor when they face a possible relapse, but some celebrities and other wealthy addicts are turning to paid “sober companions” to help maintain their sobriety, the New York Times reported April 15. Sober companions like Ronnie Kaplan, a former addict and …∞
I was not born with a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of sound mind. II Tim; 1,7. So where did the fear come from? It does not matter! But fear is magnified by alcohol or any of your personal addictions. Acceptance is the key to recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous and other …∞
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“Becoming fully human is a great adventure – one that requires us to grow and stretch ourselves.” So writes Cindy Wigglesworth at the opening of her book, SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence. A practical book with good exercises I highly recommend this book for someone looking to develop their capacity to exercise wisdom …∞
As we walk through life, there are many things and people we may lose, or lose out on, if we are unwilling to commit. We need to make a commitment for relationships to grow beyond the dating stage, to have the home or apartment we want, the job we want, or the car we desire. …∞
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